Foreign

1 month ago | April 17, 2019

Opec risks gambles away success again

After managing to revive oil prices through production cutbacks, OPEC now risks squandering its victory again by letting ...

Gutted but ‘valiant’, Notre-Dame still stands . . . Companies ...

Parisians gave thanks to see the bell towers and great stained-glass rose window of Notre-Dame still standing on ...

1 month ago | April 9, 2019

Global share rally cools as U.S. turns up trade heat on Europe

LONDON - April’s equities rally risked running out of puff on Tuesday, as a U.S. threat to slap tariffs on hundreds of ...

10 months ago | July 20, 2018

Japan Seeks to neutralise the threat of a China-Russia United ...

Between June 19 and 21, 2018, Russia conducted missile-firing drills on Iturup, one of the four disputed Southern Kuril ...

The Global Expansion: Still strong but less even, more fragile, ...

Amid rising tensions over international trade, the broad global expansion that began roughly two years ago has plateaued ...

1 year ago | February 28, 2018

Bonds weaken after dollar rebounds

Local government bonds were softer on Wednesday morning, tracking overnight weakness in the rand that was due to bullish ...

1 year ago | February 27, 2018

Rand little changed by Cabinet reshuffle

Asian foreign exchange traders appeared torn between applauding and jeering the Cabinet appointments President Cyril ...

1 year ago | February 26, 2018

Rand steady at three-year high ahead of busy week

The rand was stable against major global currencies shortly before midday on Monday, amid risk-on global trade and ...

1 year ago | February 23, 2018

Sibanye plummets on poor performance

Sibanye-Stillwater shares crashed to pre-listing lows on Thursday after reporting its most difficult annual results, ...

1 year ago | February 22, 2018

South Africa rand softer, bonds extend gains after budget

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand was slightly weaker on Thursday against the dollar, which was lifted by ...

1 year ago | February 21, 2018

Rand faces key test as focus turns to the budget

The rand was stable on Wednesday morning ahead of the budget, which could temper positive momentum generated by the ...

1 year ago | February 20, 2018

Rand loses more ground as dollar recovers

The rand was on slippery slope on Tuesday morning, partly due to a broad-based recovery in the dollar, which has been ...

1 year ago | February 15, 2018

Rand celebrates Zuma’s 11th hour departure

By Thursday morning, the rand had lost a little of its initial euphoria over Jacob Zuma’s resignation as SA’s president ...

1 year ago | February 14, 2018

Bonds stable as rand takes heart from Zexit

South African bonds were little changed on Wednesday morning, as the markets waited to see whether speculation of an ...

1 year ago | February 13, 2018

Rand remains calm amid uncertainty over Zuma future

The rand was relatively steady and well contained on Tuesday morning amid uncertainty about the future of President ...

Share buybacks could add fuel to Wall Street rebound

SAN FRANCISCO – Companies snapping up their own shares might provide additional fuel for the U.S. stock market to ...

1 year ago | February 9, 2018

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s revised buyout offer, proposes ...

U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc on Thursday rejected Broadcom Ltd’s revised $121 billion buyout offer, but ...

Rand holds up despite deepening global market sell-off

The rand held up on Friday morning, out of sync with other emerging-market currencies, which sagged amid global risk aversion.

1 year ago | February 8, 2018

Rand slightly firmer as market awaits clarity on Zuma’s fate

The rand was slightly firmer on Thursday morning as the market awaited further clarity on President Jacob Zuma’s ...

Global shares fragile, U.S. yields creep up after U.S. budget deal

TOKYO – Global share markets remained shaky on Thursday as U.S. bond yields crept up towards four-year highs after ...